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IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Turkey is experiencing residence permit processing delays.
What does the change mean? Currently, residence permit appointments in Istanbul are being booked eight weeks in advance upon receipt of the complete application.
Additional information: Companies submitting applications in the coming weeks should note that while authorities are currently booking residence permit appointments eight weeks in advance, appointment booking may be further delayed because of the increasing backlog of applications and the upcoming holiday season. Furthermore, the final residence permit may not be ready upon completion of the in-person appointment with authorities, and employees may need to wait several additional days from the appointment before they can start working.
Analysis & Comments: Residence permit applicants should factor in delays when preparing and submitting their applications. Companies may have to adjust their business schedules to account for the current delays and upcoming holiday season.
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